Wednesday, January 30th 2013 - 06:34 UTC

Good and bad news for Argentina disputes at World Trade Organization

The World Trade Organization decided to implement two dispute resolution panels, one to probe accusations of unfair trade practices against Argentina by the US, the EU and Japan and another regarding Argentina’s claim that US-sanctioned measures affect their meat and lemons exports.

Frozen and fresh beef from Argentina is banned from entering the US

The US and Japan, along with the EU, accuse Argentina of applying restrictions that penalize their exports to the country. Those companies looking to export to Argentina are forced to import Argentine goods at the same time.

The most notorious case is the one led by Porsche, in Germany, which had to commit to import wine and olive oil from Argentina in order to export over a hundred vehicles to the country.

On Monday, Argentina pointed out that the WTO conflict resolution organization had adopted a series of measures last January 25 in order to settle these matters, although plaintiffs said they remained unconvinced of the effectiveness of such measures.

According to WTO rules, the panel has up to six months to review the case and make a decision.

The second panel was created to review Argentina’s accusations regarding the importing of Argentine beef and lemons to the US.

According to the Argentine government, several measures enacted by the US eleven years ago led the market to shut down the importing of frozen or fresh Argentine beef.

Argentina also accuses the US or refusing to recognize Patagonia as a region free of the foot-and-mouth disease, like the Paris based WOAH (World Organization for Animal health) does.

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1 Anglotino (#) Jan 30th, 2013 - 12:47 pm Report abuse
Wow the hypocrisy of Argentina complaining about trade distorting policies by other countries never ceases to amaze me.
2 Nostrolldamus the 8th (#) Jan 30th, 2013 - 03:05 pm Report abuse

Typical anglo. You like to play with fire but don't like it when others play it on you, huh.

Stop being so hipocritical in everything you do european/anglo/nippon/yankee foreign fiends. You are the KINGS of proteccionism, subsidies, and market distortions. Every single one of you cheaters.

And you can't disprove what I just said because all you will do is come back attacking me personally, or saying Argentina is guilty of the same. But actually refuting that the north is the leader in unfree trade, simply can't.
3 redpoll (#) Jan 30th, 2013 - 03:44 pm Report abuse
Cheaters? Who is going to trust you when your Agriculture Ministry denies and outbreak of FMD while the government vets were busy in Entre Rios vaccinating against the disease to stop it spreading some years back. Thats not just cheating, its LYING
By the way snotty your English is slipping. Time for you to have another intimate sessiom playing with your thesaurus
4 yankeeboy (#) Jan 30th, 2013 - 04:05 pm Report abuse
Toby, you're up pretty early for supposedly partying all night.

I'm guess your jams, jellies and pie sales aren't going too well huh?

So angry and jealouse
Will we see 8 today
I am hopefully optimistic
5 Simon68 (#) Jan 30th, 2013 - 05:40 pm Report abuse
Patagonia is not FMD free without vaccination, Neuquén is FMD free without vaccination, Río Negro is FMD free WITH vaccination!!!!!!!

This is why USA will not accept Argentine meat on the bone!!!!!
6 redpoll (#) Jan 30th, 2013 - 06:23 pm Report abuse
Simon ROU is FMD free with vaccination. We used to be free without vaccination till Argentina handed us the poisoned chalice containing a disease potion of something they said did not exist
The world trusts our MIn of Ag figures and statistics. They dont trust Argentinas
7 Nostrolldamus the 8th (#) Jan 30th, 2013 - 06:27 pm Report abuse
We don't want no poison mad cowed uruguayan/brazilian produce don't worry.
8 yankeeboy (#) Jan 30th, 2013 - 07:06 pm Report abuse
Last year I went to a dinner hosted by the Ambassador of Argentina and he was quite embarrassed that he couldn't serve beef due to our health standards so instead we had Patagonian Lamb which in my book is better anyway.

They also hires a couple PUERTO RICANS to dance Tango for us.
9 Nostrolldamus the 8th (#) Jan 30th, 2013 - 07:35 pm Report abuse
Sure yankeeboy, invited to dinner to valet park?

So UK economy shrinking (triple dip), US economy shrinking (double-dip), French economy shrinking, Italian econony shrinking, German economy stagnated, Spanish economy in major depression, Brazil economy not recovering...


10 yankeeboy (#) Jan 30th, 2013 - 07:43 pm Report abuse
After the dinner I went over to the dancers and asked them where they were from, when they told me Puerto Rico I almost burst out laughing!

It is too bad CFK replaced the Ambassador here so quickly with two consecutive retards. The short italian guy was funny and pleasant although I can't remember his name.

BTW no recession here, if you read more than headlines you would know the slight decrease in GDP was attributed to the decrease in the massive Military spending which I am glad. That pig of a Pentagon needs some belt tightening. All my friends that work there take private jets and helicopters everywhere which is infuriating!
11 briton (#) Jan 30th, 2013 - 07:52 pm Report abuse
Good and bad news for Argentina

The good news is, [they are cows]
The bad news is, they are plastic cows from Milton Keynes lol.
12 Anglotino (#) Jan 30th, 2013 - 08:07 pm Report abuse
@2 Tobias

“Stop being so hipocritical in everything you do european/anglo/nippon/yankee foreign fiends. You are the KINGS of proteccionism, subsidies, and market distortions. Every single one of you cheaters. ”

I didn't mention any other country, you did. So please list the “protectionism, subsidies and market distortions” that Australia employs.

You have clearly accused me of being a cheater so now please prove it.

I'm not attacking you either, but I bet you can't show anything that Argentina doesn't also deploy and conclusively show how a free and open economy like mine has damaged our national wealth and lead to a loss of sovereignty.

So no attack.

Several questions.

The floor is all yours.

Remember I'm or Nritish, American or any other nationality so try to restrict yourself to our respective countries.
13 briton (#) Jan 30th, 2013 - 08:17 pm Report abuse
But they are the KINGS of
Slander, false accusations , lying , fraudulent claims are they not .
14 redpoll (#) Jan 30th, 2013 - 09:49 pm Report abuse
Now snotty pas tidybyes time Go and play wiyh your little thesaurus as you much vaunted English is slipping. No mad cows in Uruguay. Bwst look for them in Buenos Aires
Briton Plastic cows from MIlton Keynes? So thats why the beef tasted a bit funny last year when I had supper in the main square of that “town”
15 briton (#) Jan 31st, 2013 - 07:12 pm Report abuse
ha ha.

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